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Ahlbrandt Launches the Modular Ozone Converter Catalytic Air Purifier

Baldwin Technology’s Ahlbrandt—a leader in providing corona, rotor spray and drying technology for industries including food packaging, textiles and more—has launched the highly efficient Ozone Converter Catalytic Air Purifier (CAP), which cleans exhaust air from...

Huston Patterson Delivers Quality and Service With New Koenig & Bauer Rapida 164 Eight-Color Press

When Huston Patterson chose to specifically invest in a new eight-color Koenig & Bauer Rapida 164, its management team, led by Tonya Kowa-Morelli, saw the potential of being of the only printer among its competitors...

AFRY Acquires ITE Østerhus in Kristiansand, Norway

With the acquisition of ITE Østerhus AS, AFRY establishes itself in an important industrial area in Norway and strengthens its position within process industry. ITE Østerhus specialises in electrical engineering, automation and digitalisation for industrial...

4 Reasons the Time is Ripe for Recycled Material Certification

Companies are setting aggressive goals around the use of recycled materials in their packaging, but they have a long way to go and a short time to meet them. Recycled material certification can help by...

The Unfulfilled Promises of Plastic Film Recycling

Last spring, as coronavirus restrictions reversed single-use bag bans, plastic film was once again in the limelight. The thin, flexible sheets of plastic are best known for their use in grocery store bags, but get used...

Unseen is Unsold: The Influence of Product Visibility on Sales

It’s an obvious concept: Warehouse goods unseen by the public aren’t purchased. If an item isn’t on the retail shelf, a consumer can’t buy it. Simple enough. But did you know that your product can...

Danimer Scientific, a Next Generation Bioplastics Company, Completes Business Combination with Live Oak Acquisition Corp.

Meredian Holdings Group, Inc., doing business as Danimer Scientific, a next generation bioplastics company focused on the development and production of biodegradable materials, and Danimer Scientific, Inc. announced that they have completed their previously announced...

Details on Circulate Capital’s Indian Plastics Investments

The U.S. and Europe have had formal recycling infrastructure in place for decades. That’s not the case in India, where Circulate Capital just invested millions of dollars to boost infrastructure and reduce ocean plastics generation....

12 Super Solutions for Packaging Automation in a Pandemic Year

If designers are the fuel for packaging innovation, packaging production engineers are the engines that make it run — and as efficiently as possible. This may have been an atypical year in a lot of...

The Business Case for Producer Responsibility

Having industry put up money to help fix plastics recycling — or extended producer responsibility, as it's known in government — got a lot more real last week with a few pieces of news. Item...

Bobst Group Accelerates Its Digital Journey

Bobst Group and SEI Laser announce the creation of a new activity dedicated to Digital Laser Converting for the label and packaging industry Bobst Group and SEI Laser will join forces to accelerate the development...

Classic Packaging Integrates Sitexco System

Classic Packaging Company of Pfafftown, NC, USA has purchased the Sitexco SL 1.5 Laser Anilox Cleaning System from Eaglewood Technologies, in partnership with Anderson & Vreeland. Classic Packaging is a family-owned business that offers its...

Rand Graphics Anticipates Significant Gains With New Koenig & Bauer Rapida 105 Six-Color

When more than three-quarters of your work constitutes printing on non-traditional substrates such as plastics, vinyls, rigid vinyls, PRV, and PETG, a fully-automated press with LED-UV capabilities is a necessity. Rand Graphics, a full-service print...

MacDermid Graphics Solutions and SOMA Establish Strategic Partnership

MacDermid Graphics Solutions and SOMA announce a strategic partnership to enhance the flexographic industry's customer experience. The partnership includes the installation of SOMA equipment, including the Optima2 printing press at MacDermid's global headquarters in Atlanta,...

Presidential Plastics Action Plan Urges Executive Actions to Address Plastic Pollution

A coalition of community and conservation organizations that includes the Center for Biological Diversity released its Presidential Plastics Action Plan Dec. 8. The plan urges President-elect Joe Biden to take eight key executive actions to...

Continuus Materials Pursuing New Pennsylvania Plant for Paper and Plastic Recovery

Continuus Materials, the manufacturers of Everboard — a commercial roofing material made of paper and plastic diverted from disposal — will be opening a third production facility in a Philadelphia suburb. The production facility will...

PPT Breaks Ground on New 130,000-Square-Foot “Center of Excellence for Flexible Pouching”

There’s big news at Plastic Packaging Technologies (PPT)—130,000 square feet big! On December 4, we broke ground on the Center of Excellence for Flexible Pouching in Kansas City, Kansas. The Center is strategically located in...

FPA Updates Flexible Packaging Market Tracker for Members; Adds COVID-19 Impacts Data

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce that the Flexible Packaging Market Tracker has been updated with the most recent market...

You’re Eating a Horrifying Amount of Plastic and Didn’t Even Know It

Care about saving the planet from plastic pollution? Then stop putting your money where your mouth is. Literally — because environmentalists warn that humans may be consuming the equivalent of one credit card per week,...

Pet Food Packaging Recycling Pilot Gets Boost from NOVA Chemicals Sponsorship

The Pet Sustainability Coalition is pleased to announce that NOVA Chemicals Corp (NOVA Chemicals), a leading supplier of polyethylene resins, is the technical sponsor of “Toward Circularity” – an expansion of the Coalition’s current Flex...

5 Product Label Trends to Differentiate Your Brand in 2021

The winds of change blew hard this year. Some markets shrunk while others grew, supply chain weaknesses were exposed and a pandemic kept many consumers at home where they did much of their shopping online....

Kendall Packaging Brings Pouch Converting in House

Kendall Packaging has grown so well that the strategic decision was made to bring pouch-converting capabilities in-house, to ensure that customer expectations continued to be met and exceeded, particularly when it came to delivery. Earlier...

Liquibox Builds Super-Factory in Madrid to Meet Rising EU Demand

In February, Liquibox broke ground on a new 140,000-sq-ft (13,000-sq-m) flexible packaging “super-factory” in Madrid, Spain and is pleased to announce the grand opening of that site. The new factory will more than triple the...

Study Reveals New Consumer Attitudes

In Tetra Pak’s 2020 Index global research study, COVID-19 and the Food Safety-Environment Dilemma, the company lays out the effects of the pandemic as an unprecedented event disrupting communities worldwide. Consumer trends, concerns, and needs...

BOBST Announces a New Organizational Structure to Shape the Future of the Packaging World

As the role of packaging is rapidly evolving, BOBST is building a new company structure to better serve the future for its customers. The new organization, effective as of January 1st 2021, will be more...

Spectrum Plastics Group Increases Sterile Medical Flexible Packaging Capabilities with its Acquisition of PeelMaster Medical Packaging

Spectrum Plastics Group – the market leading specialty medical packaging, component and contract manufacturer, has closed on the acquisition of PeelMaster Medical Packaging Corporation. Based in Niles, Illinois, PeelMaster is a full-service converter of sterile...

ePac Flexible Packaging Appoints Ryan Kiley to Drive ePacConnect

ePac Flexible Packaging, the industry leader in digitally printed flexible packaging, has announced the appointment of Ryan Kiley to the position of Director, Market Development responsible for driving ePac’s connected packaging solution - ePacConnect on...

3 Ways to Prepare for a Holiday Ecommerce Surge

While ecommerce had been seeing a surge prior to COVID-19, in the current and post-pandemic environment — and particularly heading into the holiday season — ecommerce sales are expected to garner a greater share of...

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